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About Posh Physical Therapy
Serving Patients Since 2000
Posh Physical Therapy is a private, self-pay practice offering premium physical therapy services in the heart of Delray Beach, Florida that yield lasting and measurable results. Our two doctors are passionate about their work and are focused on guiding our patients to full recovery. After all, no one enjoys being restricted in their independence and performance, whether that includes everyday chores or a championship playoff.
Because we do not accept health insurance, we don’t have to focus on billing and coding issues that detract from our clients’ needs. And there is no pressure to meet volume requirements, so we dedicate 100% of our attention to you through personalized one-on-one treatment. Enjoy our upscale setting, as we work to restore your health through refined strategies for:
- Orthopedic injuries
- Post-operative rehabilitation
- Chronic pain
- Sports injuries
- Posture correction
- Balance impairments
- General strength and wellness programs
Improve Your Kyphosis With Physical Therapy
Kyphosis is a fairly commonly observed spinal deformity across the world. Typically, it is characterized by the rounding of the upper back that also causes the head to slant forward. Although it is more prevalent in elder people, the condition can also affect people across all age groups including children and young people. Depending upon the severity of the condition, treatment can vary from simple posture correction exercises to even surgery. In this feature, we will discuss in detail about the condition and its treatment.
Kyphosis is primarily caused by degeneration or issues in the upper part of the vertebra. For understanding Kyphosis better we need to compare the structure of the vertebra of a patient against that of a healthy patient. In a healthy vertebra, the alignment of the bones and ligaments in the upper vertebral region has a structure that allows for the body to bend between 20 to 45 degrees against the straight back when in a normal position. However, this curvature of a patient with kyphosis exceeds 50 degrees and the back is unable to stay normally straight, which also ends up making the head tilt abnormally forward as the neck’s structure can’t maintain a straight position because of this excessive tilting.
Dr. Solomon Normatov
As a lifelong athlete, I’ve experienced a wide array of sports-related injuries. In fact, my interest in this profession was sparked at just eighteen years-old, when I received physical therapy for a shoulder injury incurred while playing football. Later, I achieved my Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia.
I employ a holistic, evidence-based approach to my treatment, taking a full assessment of your status and needs to design the perfect plan for your body and circumstances. I use research-driven methods to help you achieve your physical therapy goals. I am detail-oriented, innovative, highly knowledgeable in biomechanics, and a fantastic problem-solver. I operate on three principles: honesty, perseverance, and resilience.
The most rewarding part of my job is helping others reclaim their health and wellness. I love to use my experience and background to support and guide my patients as they commit to their recovery. And I can’t wait to facilitate this journey for you, bestowing upon you the right exercises and information to carry you to success!
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The diagnosis of kyphosis can involve imaging and an assessment by the doctor. Usually, an X-ray is taken on the upper back to determine the severity and type of kyphosis. For the more severe conditions, the doctors may also recommend advanced scans like CT Scans and MRI to more accurately assess damages in the soft-tissues and understand whether it has affected sensitive organs like the heart and lungs. Depending on the test results, the doctor will determine whether the kyphosis condition is the result of postural errors or structural degradation.
Depending upon the type of kyphosis and the severity of the condition affecting the patient different kinds of physical therapy can be recommended to correct or strengthen the muscles around the upper vertebra.
Physical therapy can be very helpful for the treatment of kyphosis, as well as in the recovery of patients after spinal fusion surgery. With proper physical therapy the spinal muscles can be strengthened and better supported so that the load on the vertebrae can be reduced. In consultation with your doctors, your physical therapy may also recommend some safe exercise customized for you to ensure that your recovery and maintenance is on the right path. Book your appointment today!